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Abstract

The European Journal of Operational Research has just published a paper, “Measuring the effects of price controls using mixed complementarity models” (2019). It detailed a series of innovative modeling approaches developed by KAPSARC researchers over the last six years. The models were used to study the effects of administered energy prices in Saudi Arabia and assess the potential benefits of price reform. This commentary gives an overview of that research, including its motivation, coverage and findings.

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Axel Pierru

Program Director Axel  leads the Energy and Macroeconomics program and has a special interest in applied research combining methodological innovation and practical… Axel  leads the Energy and Macroeconomics program and has a special interest in applied research combining methodological innovation and practical relevance for policymaking. He joined KAPSARC in 2011, after spending 15 years at IFP Energies Nouvelles in France where he led research, consulting and training projects. Axel received his Ph.D. in Economics from Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris. His research focus is on energy economics and policy, corporate finance, and oil pricing. He has published more than 30 papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Expertise

  • Energy modelling
  • Energy economics
  • Energy policy
  • Oil pricing and finance

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Walid Matar

Senior Research Associate Walid is a senior research associate developing energy systems models. Walid is a senior research associate developing energy systems models.

Expertise

  • Modeling energy systems
  • Energy use and efficiency in Saudi Arabia
  • The interdisciplinary connection between energy economics and engineering

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